Plus, Morgan Evans hits the top five and The Interrupters debut in the top 10.
Queen Naija is the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, as the Detroit-based R&B singer/YouTube personality leaps from No. 12 to No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated July 14).
The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, of the week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard's "Hot" song genre charts and/or consumption-based "Top" album genre rankings.